6/03/2023

Happy Full Moon


 Blessings of the Rose Moon in Sagittarius.
May She illuminate the beauty found within all.


(© art by Genz)

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5/18/2023

Isis Leads Nefertari

 
The Goddess Auset leading Queen Nefertari,
New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty,
ca. 1279-1213 BCE,
Tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, Luxor.

5/04/2023

Happy Flower Moon

 
Blessings of the Full Moon in Scorpio.
May your goals and dreams flower into fruition!



(© R. Reitmeyer/Shutterstock)

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4/30/2023

Happy Beltane

Blessings of the Season!
(illustration by Florence Harrison)


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4/22/2023

Happy Earth Day

 

The Earth is beautiful
The Earth is beautiful
The Earth is beautiful.
 
Below the East, the Earth, its face toward East,
the top of its head is beautiful.

*The soles of its feet, they are beautiful
Its feet, they are beautiful
Its legs, they are beautiful
Its body, it is beautiful
Its chest, it is beautiful
Its breast, it is beautiful
Its head-feather, it is beautiful
The Earth is beautiful.*
 
Below the West, the Sky, it is beautiful, its face toward West,
the top of its head is beautiful - (repeat **)
 
Below the East, the dawn, its face toward East,
the top of its head is beautiful -
 
Below the West, the afterglow of sundown, its face toward West,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the East, White Corn, its face toward East,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the South, Blue Corn, its face toward South,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the West, Yellow Corn, its face toward West,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
  
Below the North, vari-colored Corn, its face toward North,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the East, Sahanahray, its face toward East,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the West, Bekayhozhon, its face toward West,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat *)
 
Below the East, corn-pollen, its face toward East,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
Below the West, the corn-beetle, its face toward West,
the top of its head is beautiful -  (repeat **)
 
The Earth is beautiful.
 
 
*The 8 lines between the asterisks are repeated to make a full stanza after each of the introductory lines.*
 
 
(Navajo Ceremonial Song from the Blessingway chant, translated by Dr. Harry Hoijer; Sand painting of Sky Father and Earth Mother.)

4/21/2023

Archaeologists uncover first representations of people of Tartessos

 

"Archaeologists representing Spain’s National Research Council (CSIS) excavating at the site of Casas del Turunuelo have uncovered the first human representations of the ancient Tartessos people.  The team from Mérida’s Institute of Archaeology believes two of the busts discovered in what is thought to be a shrine or pantheon represent Tartessian goddesses, despite the fact that Tartessian religion was previously thought to be aniconic (opposed to the use of idols or images). The stone busts’ facial depiction, as well as the inclusion of jewelry (hoop earrings) and their specific hairstyles, resemble ancient sculptures from the Middle East and Asia. Archaeologists believe that the two goddesses, along with three other sculptures that were significantly more damaged, were part of a stone mural depicting four deities watching over a Tartessian warrior, as one of the defaced busts has a helmet."
(© photo: Institute of Archeology of Mérida/Csic)

4/04/2023

Happy Full Moon

 Blessings of the Pink Moon in Libra!
May Her Beauty bring Balance.



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3/21/2023

Blessings of Spring


 Happy Equinox!
("Windflowers" by John William Waterhouse)

3/08/2023

International Women's Day

 

Celebrating International Women's Day!
(© art by Monica Stewart)